Date of birth: June 26, 1976 in Landivisiau (Finistère)
Languages: French and English
Volvo Ocean Race experience? This is his first
Third place in Vendée Globe 2016 (IMOCA Maître CoQ)
Winner of the New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne)
Three times winner of Solitaire du Figaro
2nd in the 2014 Route du Rhum (IMOCA Maître CoQ)
Winner of Transat Jacques Vabre with Jean-Pierre Dick in 2011
Greatest achievement? Sailing around the world solo with no assistance (Vendée Globe)
When did you start sailing? I started sailing in North Brittany when I was about 7 years old with my dad.
Who inspires you? All sportsmen and women who go deep in the passion and development of their sports. I would say people like Lewis Hamilton, Kelly Slater, Jonny Wilkinson
Best advice anyone gave you? Stay calm
One sentence to describe yourself? Someone that never gives up!
What do you like to do when not racing on the Volvo Ocean Race? More sailing? I also like kiteboarding and paddle boarding.
Why Dongfeng Race Team? I like that the team is international but still a bit French. There is a melting pot of different ages, sexes, languages and yeah…in my opinion this team has everything to do well in the race!
One sentence to describe Charles? Clever
What makes you passionate about the Volvo Ocean Race? Human adventure with a group of people and the precision behind it.
What do you miss the most when at sea? Being with my kids
Charles on Jérémie: “Jérémie may be new to the Volvo, but we are delighted to give him this opportunity and I have huge respect for what he has achieved. In a one-design fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s, having specialist Figaro sailors like him on board is invaluable.”
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